Labor Notes Conference - Chicago

Event Dates: 
04/06/18 - 04/08/18

It's official! Registration is now open for the 2018 Labor Notes Conference.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!:  Registration just $105 ($45 off the regular price of $150) until February 23! To register, visit

BONUS: We'll throw in a free Troublemakers Union tote bag for the first 10 people to register. Act fast!

WHEN:       Friday, April 6, 1 p.m. - Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m.
WHERE:    Hyatt Regency O'Hare 
at Chicago's O'Hare Airport 
DETAILS:   Visit or call (718) 284-4144.

The Labor Notes Conference is the biggest gathering out there of grassroots union activists, worker center leaders, and all-around troublemakers.

  • Join thousands of union members, officers, and labor activists who are on the front lines in our workplaces and our communities, organizing new workers and agitating together. Meet troublemakers from across the country and around the world.
  • More than 100 meetings and workshops include creative organizing tactics, beating apathy, running for local union office, winning contract campaigns, bargaining over technology, understanding the economy, preparing for “right to work,” and reviving the strike.
  • Organize with others in your union, industry, or campaign. Face-to-face meetings to share tactics and swap notes are the heart of the Labor Notes Conference. Join an existing industry, union, or caucus meeting—or contact us to set one up.


"We organized our union at Lipton Tea a year ago and just won our first contract. I’m excited to attend my first Labor Notes Conference and to talk with other workers about how they are standing up to management. Labor Notes is a place where activists like me can learn how to make our unions stronger."

—Anita Anderson, UFCW Local 400, Suffolk, Virginia
"Labor Notes shows us that our struggle isn’t a lonely one. I’ve met workers from all across the globe dealing with the same issues that we deal with working at UPS. From taking on subcontracting and automation to building a network of workplace activists and organizing a contract campaign, you learn how to tackle the hard issues. After every Conference I come back energized and better educated."
—Nick Perry, Teamsters Local 413, Columbus, Ohio

“Seeing us all together at the last Labor Notes Conference rallying for the same cause made me realize that this is a fight worth staying in. I was especially moved when I got to hear the leaders of the Driscoll’s blueberry workers fight, since I’d been telling my students about the boycott. Being a part of all that solidified my decision to step up and take on more leadership in my own union.”
—Gloria Martinez, United Teachers Los Angeles

See you in Chicago!